Polk County Running Calendar

We try to be accurate, but race details can change, and it’s possible we can make a mistake too – always visit the race’s website for the most complete and accurate race information. 

If you would like to add a local running event to the calendar, please SUBMIT the event information.  Allow up to one week for the review process.

Looking for a group to run with during the week? Check out the Weekly Runs page.

september

13sep(sep 13)7:30 pm14(sep 14)9:30 pmLakeland Runners Club EventAching Quad Challenge – 4 Races in 24 HoursPRESENTED BY MIDFLORIDA CREDIT UNION7:30 pm – 9:30 pm (14) Lake Hollingsworth Park, 929 Lake Hollingsworth Dr, Lakeland, FL 33803 Event Organized By: Lakeland Runners Club

28sep7:30 am11:00 amLeading Edge Take Heart 5k7:30 am – 11:00 am Lake Hollingsworth Park, 929 Lake Hollingsworth Dr, Lakeland, FL 33803 Event Organized By: Leading Edge

october

12oct7:30 am9:30 amLakeland Runners Club EventDouble Down 5kPRESENTED BY MIDFLORIDA CREDIT UNION7:30 am – 9:30 am Curtis Peterson Park Eagles Nest Pavilion, 3700 Cleveland Heights Blvd, Lakeland, FL 33803 Event Organized By: Lakeland Runners Club

18oct6:30 pm9:30 pmJoggin’ for the Noggin6:30 pm – 9:30 pm Polk State College Lakeland Campus, 3425 Winter Lake Rd, Lakeland, FL 33803 Event Organized By: Polk State College Foundation

november

02nov7:30 am10:30 amLakeland Runners Club EventDenis L. Fontaine Memorial Lake to Lake 10k – $1850 Prize Purse for 2019PRESENTED BY MIDFLORIDA CREDIT UNION7:30 am – 10:30 am Peggy Brown Pavilion, 215 S Lake Ave, Lakeland, FL 33801 Event Organized By: Lakeland Runners Club

09nov6:30 am11:00 amRed Ribbon 15K, 5K and Kids’ Fun Run6:30 am – 11:00 am Lake Mirror Auditorium, 121 S Lake Ave, Lakeland, FL 33801 Event Organized By: InnerAct Alliance

february

07feb7:00 pm9:00 pmRotary Twilight 5k7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Lake Hollingsworth Park, 929 Lake Hollingsworth Dr, Lakeland, FL 33803 Event Organized By: The 4 Rotary Clubs of Lakeland

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Lakeland is the largest city along Interstate 4 between Tampa and Orlando.  Fittingly, the dominant feature in Lakeland is the city’s many lakes, including 38 that are named and many others that are not. The centerpiece is Lake Hollingsworth, the city’s largest lake, surround by a 2.85-mile multi-use trail. The lake’s central location and picturesque atmosphere results in it being used by over 2,000 people a day. Water fountains are frequently located along the city’s 20+ miles of pedestrian networks along with community restrooms. 

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